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Blind Councillor Swims 16th Midmar Mile for DA’s Campaign to win Tshwane in 2016 (COMPLETED)

Blind Councillor Swims 16th Midmar Mile for DA’s Campaign to win Tshwane in 2016 (COMPLETED)

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I AM COMPETING IN THE MIDMAR MILE 2016.

My name is Hentie Nortjé.  I am a blind long distance swimmer and am I planning to swim my 16th consecutive Midmar Mile, if everything goes according to plan, on Saturday the 13th of February 2016. 

Over the last couple of years, I swam for the following schools to raise money for them with the assistance of BackaBuddy:

  • Carel Du Toit Centre for children with hearing disabilities in 2013 (see here) 
  • Pathways-Pretoria School for multi disabled children in 2014 (see here) 
  • Pula Difate Primary School in 2015 (see here)

I came in contact with these schools through my activities as a DA Councillor in the City of Tshwane Metro. 

I am always concerned about the plight of the disabled, especially children, and therefore l have decided to swim for the Carel Du Toit Centre and for Pathways-Pretoria School in 2013 and 2014 respectively. 

I have worked more and more in Ward 23 in Mamelodi over the last 18 months.  The plight of many children in this area touched me and I got involved in the activities of Pula Difate Primary School.

However, it is common knowledge that we will have general local elections during the latter part of 2016.  I have therefore deemed it fit to swim for my Political Party in 2016 to raise money for the Democratic Alliance’s campaign to win the City of Tshwane Metro.  I believe that political change in the Capital of our beloved country is long overdue.  I say this not only from the perspective of a citizen of Lynnwood, but most definitely also from the perspective of the citizens of Ward 23 in Mamelodi. 

I believe in the values of the DA - Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity. I furthermore believe that the DA will bring positive change in Tshwane for all its citizens and not only for a small elite.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GENEROUS DONATION TO THIS WORTHWHILE CAUSE BY CLICKING ON THE YELLOW “DONATE” BUTTON.

Donations

  • Feb 28, 2016 - R 102.50
  • "Well done!" - Merle

  • Feb 24, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Baie geluk!" - Christa

  • Feb 24, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "You are an inspiration to the nation." - Annabelle

  • Feb 23, 2016 - R 256.25
  • "16th Midmar completed! Well done!!" - Henron Distributors

  • Feb 23, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Well done!" - Lethu

  • Feb 22, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Ek ondersteun graag 'n goeie saak! Welgedaan!!" - Marnette Sutherland

  • Feb 21, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Congratulations!!" - Amstrong

  • Feb 21, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Well done!! Thank you." - Pagiel - Mamelodi

  • Feb 18, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "You are an inspiration !!" - Harry & Amanda

  • Feb 15, 2016 - R 61.50
  • "All the best." - Selina

  • Feb 15, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Weereens welgedaan, Hentie!" - Johan Jansen

  • Feb 15, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Terwyl jy swem het ek versuip in werk, so verskoon my backpaddling nou ;-)" - Brat

  • Feb 15, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Mooi so!" - Joyce

  • Feb 15, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Well done!" - Ester

  • Feb 14, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Well Done! " - Ronel

  • Feb 14, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Dis was great!!" - Henco

  • Feb 14, 2016 - R 51.25
  • "Well done!" - J-R from Mamelodi

  • Feb 12, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "[email protected]" - Kobus Hurter

  • Feb 12, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "May this one be the best ever!" - Henco

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 281.88
  • "Sterkte" - Louise Greyling

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Swem Hentie swem..." - Arno

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Good Luck!" - Jakkie

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Go Hentie Go!!" - Arno

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte!" - Elmarie Neilson

  • Feb 05, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "STERKTE! DANKIE!!!!" - HELENA BURGER

  • Feb 03, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Swem Jannie Swem!" - Werner Mostert

  • Feb 03, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "Sterkte met die swem! GO DA!" - Liz Mostert

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Donations to date

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R 8 000.00
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